So I've been Paleo for over a year, but i recently decided to do a Whole 30. Done several Whole 30's before and I've never had cravings like this! I'm craving ice cream, milkshakes, and baked goods. These things haven't been a regular part of my diet in years. What gives?
Background: Crossfit 3-4 times a week, yoga about once a week. Sleep is good. Thyroid problems that have been well controlled for 2-3 years.
asked byAshley_13 (70)
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on March 06, 2012
at 02:18 AM
These cravings are for sweets, so I'm guessing by doing the Whole 30, you have decreased your sucrose/fructose. I know for myself, whenever I clean up my diet (even if it is pretty decent) I always crave sweets.
I always find that adding in more fat helps as does a small amount of fruit (i.e. a few strawberries straight after your meal - that is when I crave sweet food). What types of fat are you using? Are you making sure you are eating enough protein?
I also go for herb tea when it's really bad but after about 2 weeks, I'm good again. It's amazing how much those "little" treats here and there affect our body.
IMO, your calories also seem low. I'm 1 inch taller than you & 3# lighter & I don't do too much exercise (walk daily) & I eat approximately 2000 calories a day.